Finca Museum, Vinea Cigales Crianza 2017
Region: Cigales, Castilla y León, Spain
Bottle size: 75cl
This wine is a brilliant cherry red colour with a garnet rim. On the palate, intense flavours of red berries marry with notes of coconut, mocha and balsamic, and subtle smoky nuances from the oak ageing. The mouthfeel is velvety and elegant, with sweet tannins and a long-lasting finish.
Grapes for the `Vinea` Crianza are sourced from a plot of 50-year-old bush-trained vines situated at 750 metres above sea level. Soils here are very poor, with layers of gravel, sand, limestone and chalk over clay and sand. The old vines produce low yields of very concentrated grapes. Harvest is carried out by hand into small crates, no higher than 90cm, to avoid crushing the grapes before they arrive at the winery.
Finca Museum is based in Cigales, a small DO located in Castilla y León, east of Valladolid. An area originally known for producing dry rosados, it is now also gaining recognition for its wines made from Tinta del País, a thicker skinned Tempranillo.